2017.06.16-06.17

29hours 56mins on this train from Guilin to Baoutou. Packed 5 books with a bag of steamed buns for entertainment. Passengers who slept above my sleeping berth snored so badly that I woke up at 4:35am. Sat by the window and waited for the sun to come up so that I can read my book and be oblivious into my surrounding.

Train ride is always nostalgic, especially the ones heading to Baotou. Back in the 90s, My family used to take a 12-hour train from Harbin to Beijing first and then catch another 12-hour train from Beijing to Baotou. So many tears and greetings, farewells happened on the platform. Good to be back. Home feels so good.

一堆包子一兜儿书,29个小时的硬卧之后本次旅程结束。小时候回包头都是从哈尔滨坐12个小时到北京,在皇城根儿晃悠一晚再去坐12个小时到包头。所以火车对我来说是颗绿色的催泪弹,总是和自己的乡愁有关。在站台的相聚和离别…哎…回家的感觉真好!!!


▴ With my hat and train ticket


▴ Bought my dinner during a short break at Changsha railway station.


▴ Woke up at dawn. Welcomed natural light for my early morning reading at 5am.


▴ Train meal


▴ Train meal